Farm Safety Net: 2021 PLC, ARC Payments and Outlook for 2022 and 2023 Oct 28, 2022

    🕔Oct 28, 2022
    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently released all the information necessary to calculate 2021 commodity title payments. For 2021, Price Loss Coverage (PLC) did not make payments for corn, soybeans, […]

    Farm Bill: Reviewing the Latest CBO Baseline Jun 3, 2022

    🕔Jun 3, 2022
    Last week the Congressional Budget Office released its ten-year estimates for the mandatory farm bill programs for Commodities (Title I), Conservation (Title II), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, Title […]

    ARC vs. PLC: Their Different Policy Objectives and the Design of Commodity Programs Mar 17, 2022

    🕔Mar 17, 2022
    Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) are both commodity programs but their policy objectives differ.  PLC provides assistance when prices are low.  ARC provides assistance when transitioning […]

    2022 Commodity Program Decision: ARC-CO – PLC Decision Indicator Feb 25, 2022

    🕔Feb 25, 2022
    This article is a follow up to the farmdoc daily article of December 9, 2021.  It discussed a price ratio that had an 81% accuracy in predicting if ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – […]

    How Well Have Farmers Done in Choosing Between ARC-CO and PLC? Jan 28, 2022

    🕔Jan 28, 2022
    This article calculates what payments would have been if farmers had elected all ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) base acres into the program that […]

    2020 Commodity Program Payment Dashboard Jan 18, 2022

    🕔Jan 18, 2022
    This article discusses payments made by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs for the 2020 crop year.  USDA, FSA (US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service […]

    Farm Safety Net: The 2022 PLC and ARC Decision Jan 14, 2022

    🕔Jan 14, 2022
    Farmers will again have until March 15 to make commodity title program selections. Given the current high prices, commodity title payments are not expected from any program option for the […]

    Does Dec. Cash Price Help Predict If ARC-CO or PLC Pays More Next Year? Dec 10, 2021

    🕔Dec 10, 2021
    This article analyzes if the US December cash price can help inform the annual farm program decision between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). The […]

    ARC, PLC Program Sign-Up Underway for 2022 Nov 4, 2021

    🕔Nov 4, 2021
    The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to contact their local USDA Service Centers and sign-up for the 2022 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. […]

    Taking a Closer Look at ARC-PLC Payments – DTN Oct 6, 2021

    🕔Oct 6, 2021
    Farmers in counties that saw significant yield losses last year for their 2020-21 corn and soybean crops will see payments under the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County program this month. Payments go […]


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